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medicine

 [med´ĭ-sin]
1. any drug or remedy.
2. the art and science of the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
3. the nonsurgical treatment of disease.
alternative medicine see complementary and alternative medicine.
aviation medicine the branch of medicine that deals with the physiologic, medical, psychologic, and epidemiologic problems involved in flying.
ayurvedic medicine the traditional medicine of India, done according to Hindu scriptures and making use of plants and other healing materials native to India.
behavioral medicine a type of psychosomatic medicine focused on psychological means of influencing physical symptoms, such as biofeedback or relaxation.
clinical medicine
1. the study of disease by direct examination of the living patient.
2. the last two years of the usual curriculum in a medical college.
complementary medicine (complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)) a large and diverse set of systems of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention based on philosophies and techniques other than those used in conventional Western medicine, often derived from traditions of medical practice used in other, non-Western cultures. Such practices may be described as alternative, that is, existing as a body separate from and as a replacement for conventional Western medicine, or complementary, that is, used in addition to conventional Western practice. CAM is characterized by its focus on the whole person as a unique individual, on the energy of the body and its influence on health and disease, on the healing power of nature and the mobilization of the body's own resources to heal itself, and on the treatment of the underlying causes, rather than symptoms, of disease. Many of the techniques used are the subject of controversy and have not been validated by controlled studies.
emergency medicine the medical specialty that deals with the acutely ill or injured who require immediate medical treatment. See also emergency and emergency care.
experimental medicine study of the science of healing diseases based on experimentation in animals.
family medicine family practice.
forensic medicine the application of medical knowledge to questions of law; see also medical jurisprudence. Called also legal medicine.
group medicine the practice of medicine by a group of physicians, usually representing various specialties, who are associated together for the cooperative diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
internal medicine the medical specialty that deals with diagnosis and medical treatment of diseases and disorders of internal structures of the body.
legal medicine forensic medicine.
nuclear medicine the branch of medicine concerned with the use of radionuclides in diagnosis and treatment of disease.
patent medicine a drug or remedy protected by a trademark, available without a prescription.
physical medicine physiatry.
preclinical medicine the subjects studied in medicine before the student observes actual diseases in patients.
preventive medicine the branch of medical study and practice aimed at preventing disease and promoting health.
proprietary medicine any chemical, drug, or similar preparation used in the treatment of diseases, if such article is protected against free competition as to name, product, composition, or process of manufacture by secrecy, patent, trademark, or copyright, or by other means.
psychosomatic medicine the study of the interrelations between bodily processes and emotional life.
socialized medicine a system of medical care regulated and controlled by the government; called also state medicine.
space medicine the branch of aviation medicine concerned with conditions encountered by human beings in space.
sports medicine the field of medicine concerned with injuries sustained in athletic endeavors, including their prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
state medicine socialized medicine.
travel medicine (travelers' medicine) the subspecialty of tropical medicine consisting of the diagnosis and treatment or prevention of diseases of travelers.
tropical medicine medical science as applied to diseases occurring primarily in the tropics and subtropics.
veterinary medicine the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of animals other than humans.

proprietary

(prə-prī′ĭ-tĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Privately owned, as a business: a proprietary hospital.
2. Owned by a private individual or corporation under a trademark or patent: a proprietary drug.
n. pl. proprietar·ies
A proprietary medicine.

pro·pri′e·tar′i·ly adv.

proprietary

1. Privately or exclusively owned, as of the right to manufacture and sell a particular drug or to use a particular drug name.
2. Patented for production by one company only.
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Evidence from chronicles, account books, liturgical manuscripts, reports of visits to the convent, and inscriptions on the works of art themselves shows that the nuns viewed art within their convent extremely proprietarily. While they accepted subsidies from the civic government, indulgences from popes, privileges from Byzantine emperors, and donations from private patrons, the nuns paid close attention to the administration of commissions within the convent church and committed substantial funds to artistic projects, making them their own.
Stahr's syllabus also reflects, according to the first-person narrator in Tycoon, the extent to which Stahr, "a rationalist who did his reasoning without the benefit of books [...] cherished the parvenu's loyalty to an imaginary past." (119) When this narrator shifts briefly from Stahr's perspective to that of his Communist antagonist, whom Stahr disparages as "the soapbox son-of-a-bitch" (125), then the West, both the Hollywood establishment, home of movie Westerns, where Stahr reigns, and Western civilization, with which Stahr proprietarily identifies, appears as a "frail half sick person holding up the whole thing" (128).
F.5 metal frame laser eye protection with full side shields comes in three sizes, and is available with all proprietarily laser protective filters.
Finally, though this has been a methodological report, one managerial implication seems to emerge: if a valid power measure is ever created, proprietarily or otherwise, the first organization in a given industry to apply it may achieve a decisive competitive advantage through the crucial information the measure would provide.
"Not piously, not esoterically, not proprietarily. But simply, casually, honestly, sincerely." He admits this will not be easy in the present societal context.
If policy cycle and issue-network scholars are correct, the public policy process is being restructured fundamentally, as follows: A leveling of political hierarchy is bringing about a realignment of political power in our polity; power over decision making is being redirected from the general political system into specialized, privatized arenas of experts; knowledge, proprietarily organized, is replacing more traditional political alliances as the primary resource in policy making; and administrators, as stewards of tacit knowledge, find their participation in policy making enhanced.
The acts themselves - anal and oral sex - are, of course, not proprietarily homosexual, so their negative consequences if any) apply to heterosexual as well as homosexual partners.
There is much more at stake than access to what George Bush (in his January State of the Union address) proprietarily claimed as "the world's oil resources."
One of CTL Packaging's solar care product-suitable tubes is the ESTube, a proprietarily developed, injected-molded labeled (IML) tube.
Since the discovery of the importance of dietary taurine for cats' well-being in the late 1980s, virtually all proprietarily available cat foods have sufficient taurine supplementation.